Saturday, October 25, 2014
The noisy rattling, whistling and swooshing sounds outside the bedroom walls were intimidating and made it clear that life is unpredictable. I was relieved when calm came with the morning light.
During my walk I saw a house (pictured above), that adds considerable charm to the area, had been hit by a broken tree.
Everyone knows by now that in the capital city of Ottawa a dashing young man with a beautiful big smile was shot to death.
Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was a soldier proudly guarding the National War Memorial. His whole bright life lay ahead of him when suddenly he was struck down. A picture truly is worth a thousand words when you see an inspired depiction of the tragedy by a cartoonist HERE.
There was no calm but mass confusion after this storm. It left in its wake broken hearts that likely have yet to comprehend the full significance of what happened. Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, killed a few days earlier in Quebec, inadvertently became the symbols of which monuments are made.
We have all heard it said, and hope it is true, that the darker the moment the brighter the light that will shine through.
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